Bulgaria to Welcome Over 1 Million Romanian Tourists in 2012Tourism | May 18, 2012, Friday // 17:53| views
A total of 960 365 Romanians visited Bulgaria in 2011, an increase of 4.6% compared with 2010. Photo by BGNES
Over 1 million Romanian tourists will visit Bulgaria in 2012, Bulgaria's Deputy Economy Minister in charge of tourism, Ivo Marinov, predicted.
Marinov spoke at a tourism forum in Romania's capital Bucharest on Friday during the 8th World Meeting of Bulgarian Media, as cited by Cross.
He noted that a total of 960 365 Romanians visited Bulgaria in 2011, an increase of 4.6% compared with 2010.
He further predicted a 6% increase in the number of Romanian visitors in Bulgaria in 2012, year-on-year.
Marinov pointed out that the Bulgarian government is starting an advertising campaign to promote Bulgaria as a tourist destination in Romania with funding from EU Operational Program "Regional Development".
During the Bucharest tourism forum, Bulgaria was presented with some of its main spa and balneo tourism centers, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and the Black Sea city of Balchik.
Marinov also said that Bulgaria expects between 6% and 8% more foreign tourists in 2012 year-on-year.
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